Saturday, December 26, 2015

Monica Jane: 3 Months

Dear little Harmonica:

You are one of the happiest little babies ever. You love attention, and anytime someone makes eye contact with you you light up and start chatting away and sharing your flirty little coy smile. I can't believe how much you like to talk... you definitely get that from me. You sound like you are working so hard to communicate with us... I only wish I could understand you!

I'm starting to figure out your cues and the differences in your cries, which has made life at home run a whole lot smoother than before. Sometimes it still takes Daddy and me a while to figure out what you want/need, but we'll get there. You just need to trust us! Celine is doing her part to help out when you are upset by offering you her baby bottle or reading you books. It might not always seem like it, but she really does love you a lot.

You always want to be looking around and checking everything out. It's tricky to hold you up, especially when we try to do it with only one arm, because you wiggle and throw your head around so much you might just jump out of our arms one of these days. Even when your diaper is being changed you try to use your head to sit up. It is hilarious.

You don't take a pacifier or a bottle at all, which might get difficult when I have to be away from you for any extended period of time, but that's ok. You found your thumb already, and you'd much rather gnaw on that and your knuckles than whatever we give you. Whatever though... less for me to carry around in the diaper bag (and eventually lose, inevitably when we are in desperate need).

You have been hitting all of your marks (which is surprisingly a lot for a 3 month old) and we couldn't be more proud. You are, according to the nurse, "developmentally spectacular." High praise, little lady! You don't look it, but you are also at the top of the charts with your height and weight... you've been wearing clothes 3-6 month size for a month and now even those are too snug. Pretty soon you and Celine will be roughly the same size, and when that happens, no matter what, I will dress you like TWINS! :D

More and more of your features are coming through and its fun to see you start to look more and more like yourself. Your hair is pretty thin in the back (hello, growing bald spots), but don't worry: I'm sure it'll grow back full and luscious after your first haircut... which is coming up. Fast.

Daddy and I love you so much Monica Jane!


  1. Oh my goodness, she is precious! Makes me extra excited to do this all over again with my little one due in May. Especially that photo of the girls together since that will be our situation too! :)

    1. Congratulations Becky! It has been bananas having two little ones so close together, but I'm loving all of the pink and snuggles. I'm excited for you to experience it too! :)

  2. What a precious little smoothie!! XOXOXO

    1. She's missing all of the smooches from her Nona! xo